Continuous Melt Crystallization
As an environment-friendly, low energy cost and efficient separation technique without usage of solvents, melt crystallization has found application in many industry areas, such as fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and so on. This chapter is focused on the development and application of the continuous melt crystallization process. The basic conceptions and theoretical basis about melt crystallization were introduced at the beginning. Then, different kinds of continuous melt crystallizers and their characters were summarized and discussed. Furthermore, the applications of the continuous melt crystallization method in separation of organics, preparation of ultra-pure materials and concentration areas were briefly summarized. Finally, the outlook for the development of the continuous melt crystallization technique and apparatus were discussed.